Adventure Canada - Arctic Safari

Current Bid: $19,235.00
Retail Value: $38,470.00
Starting Bid: $19,235.00
Increment: $100.00
# of Bids: 1 (bid history)
Auction Type: Open
Quantity: 0
Starts: 05/24 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Ends: 05/29 at 9:00 PM (EDT)(or ltr)
Listing #: 10323
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Adventure Canada

14 Front St. S.
Phone: 905-271-4000/1-800-363-7566
Email: info@adventurecanada.com
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Description

Arctic Safari August 6–17, 2018 

Aboard the 198-Passenger Ocean Endeavour

On this trip, we seek the wilds and the wonders of the Arctic, in the welcoming company of those who call it home! Beginning in Qausuittuq (Resolute Bay), we’ll enter expedition mode as we seek polar bears, whales, birds, and muskoxen throughout Lancaster Sound. At Beechey Island, we’ll pay our respects at the graves of three of Sir John Franklin’s men; at Dundas Harbour, we’ll explore the abandoned hbc and rcmp post that once guarded the gateway to the Northwest Passage. 

Mittimatilik (Pond Inlet) with its stunning views of Bylot Island is a dynamic contemporary Inuit community; we’ll spend the day getting to know the place before striking out across Baffin Bay for Greenland. Towering mountains, pristine fjords, and colourful communities are among the attractions of this mighty Arctic island. The modern Greenlandic center of Illulissat offers museums, shopping, and cafés with a European flair. The Jakobshavn Icefjord, a unesco World Heritage Site and source of the majority of the icebergs in the North Atlantic, provides a dramatic climax to a northern journey unlike any other.

Highlights

  • Search for bears, whales, and walrus in their Arctic feeding grounds
  • View the magnificent fjords of Greenland’s coast
  • Photograph exquisite Arctic flowers at the height of summer bloom
  • Visit the Franklin Expedition gravesites at Beechey Island
  • Cross the Arctic Circle by sea—twice!
  • Zodiac cruise the Disko Bay at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord—unesco World Heritage Site and home to the world’s fastest-moving glacier
  • Meet the Tununiq Arsarniit Theatre Group of Mittimatalik during a cultural exchange
  • Seek belugas and narwhals in Lancaster Sound, a proposed National Marine Conservation Area

Intended Itinerary: August 6–17, 2018

Day 1: Qausuittuq (Resolute), NU

Day 2: Beechey Island

Day 3: Devon Island

Day 4: Lancaster Sound

Day 5: North Baffin Island

Day 6: Mittimatilik (Pond Inlet)

Day 7: At Sea

Day 8: Karrat Fjord

Day 9: Uummannaq Fjord

Day 10: Ilulissat

Day 11: Sisimiut Coast

Day 12: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Charter flights

Northbound Charter Flight: Ottawa, ON to Resolute, NU


Early-morning departure

Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, ON

Evening arrival

This is our proposed itinerary. It is highly probable that weather, sea, and ice conditions will not allow us to travel this exact route. Our Expedition Leader and the Ocean Endeavour's captain will determine our exact route day by day.

2018 EXPEDITION COSTS INCLUDE:

*Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour for two in Category Six accommodations *Pre-departure materials *Special access permits, entry and park fees *Team of expedition staff *Applicable taxes *Educational program *Interactive workshops *Evening entertainment *Guided activities *Sightseeing and community visits *All Shipboard Meals *All Zodiac excursions *Port fees *Charter flights where indicated

2018 EXPEDITION COSTS DO NOT INCLUDE:

*Commercial flights *Gratuities (suggested $15 usd per passenger, per day) *Personal expenses *Mandatory medical evacuation insurance *Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes *Pre & post hotel accommodation *Optional excursions

Questions? info@adventurecanada.com

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